Nababalot ng kontrobersya ang­ Best actress ca­tegory dahil isang baguhang transwoman ang tumalo kina Rufa Mae Quinto, Meryl Soriano, Chai Fonacier, Loisa Andalio at Eula Valdes sa Cinema One Originals Festival 2018. Ito’y si Iyah Mina para sa pelikulang Mamu; and A Mother Too.

Tinanghal namang best actor si Alwyn uytingco para sa pelikulang Asuang.

Best supporting actress si Mary Joy Apostol ng Hospicio Ang tropeo para sa best supporting actor ay napunta kay Arron Villaflor ng Mamu and a Mother Too.

Panalo namang best picture ang pelikulang “Pag­lisan” ni Carl Papa.

Ang naturang festival ay nasa 14th year na nagtapos kahapon. Ang parangal ay ginanap sa Dolphy Theater ng ABS-CBN 2

Ang mga jury ay sina Piolo Pascual, Rory Quintos, Mac C. Alejandre, Patrick F. Campos at John Badalu.

Narito ang mga winners:

Best Director: Whammy Alcazaren for Never Tear Us Apart

Special Citation: A Short History of a Few Bad Things by Keith Deligero

Audience Choice: Mamu; and A Mother Too by Rod Singh

Champion Bughaw: Paglisan by Carl Papa

One-Minute Student Film Competition: Para Kay Tatay by Christlin Conanan from University of the Philippines Diliman

Best Sound: Jess Carlos for Paglisan

Best Music: Tie between Erwin Romulo for Never Tear Us Apart and Teresa Barrozo for Paglisay

Best Editing: Ilsa Malsi for Never Tear Us Apart

Best Production Design: Thesa Tang for Never Tear Us Apart

Best Cinematography: Sasha Palomares for Never Tear Us Apart

Best Screenplay: Carl Papa and Aica Ganhinhin for Paglisan

Best Short Film: Manila Is Full of Men Named Boy by Andrew Stephen Lee

Jury Prize: Never Tear us Apart by Whammy Alcazaren